Artwork of the Day: “Id” by Carmit Haller
Today’s Artwork of the Day is a bold, colorful metal piece by Artexpo New York 2010 exhibitor Carmit Haller entitled “Id” . The artwork, which measures 52” x 40” x 5″, was created by layering prints on aluminum.
Originally from Israel, Carmit creates large-scale, limited-edition “metalwerks” featuring lavish colors and intriguing compositions on aluminum. She employs an innovative computer-based painting technique that sets her apart from other artists in her field.
Carmit earned her BFA in Computer Arts/New Media from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where her work won several awards including “Best of Show.” After establishing a fruitful career as a senior graphic designer in the San Francisco Bay Area, she returned to her passion for computer arts. She is currently represented by Bruno Publishing in the Caribbean Islands, and has had successful solo exhibitions in various venues in Israel. Her work has also been published in several art magazines worldwide.
With a background in Psychology, Carmit also attempts to touch the subconscious of the viewer through her artwork. Her creations visually evoke well-known theories from Psychology, such as Freud’s “Id” and “Catharis,” and Jung’s “Albido.” Carmit believes in color as the first and foremost “raw” element that captures the viewer’s eye and psyche; she says it is the main key to engaging the observer in her works. The form and composition of each piece adds another layer of intrigue, piquing both the mind and imagination. “I want the audience to feel something about my work, have an impact on oneself and challenge him intellectually,” she says.